2016 Award-Winners

Winners of the inaugural Olga Kern International Piano Competition will be showcased in a public recital and awards ceremony at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. The young pianists will be awarded $30,000 in prize money. In addition to a cash prize, the winner will receive a professional recording on the Steinway & Sons label and concert engagements throughout Europe and the United States. All award-winners will be announced at awards ceremony. 

First Prize

Chen Guang
22, China, Italy

Second Prize

Anna Dmytrenko
24, Ukraine, US & Germany

Third Prize

Anastasiya Naplekova
32, Ukraine, US

Fourth Prize

Joshua Rupley
23, US (NM), Germany

Best Contemporary Piece

Anna Dmytrenko

Audience Award

Anna Dmytrenko

Guzik Foundation Award

Anastasiya Naplekova
Yevgeny Yontov

Aspiration Foundation Award

Richard Octaviano Kogima
Willem de Beer
Marie Šumníková
Eren Yahşi

Semifinalists Honorable Mention

Nino Bakradze
Junhui Chen
Richard Octaviano Kogima
Seong-Hyeon Leem
Francisco Montero
Yevgeny Yontov
Yundi Xu

Turek Foundation Bach Award

Junhui Chen

Spivakov Award

Yundi Xu

Press Award

Richard Octaviano Kogima